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Monday, 27 September 2014

*Writing journal prompt: What could you not live without (hyperbole)?

*Silly Subjects and Perky Predicates hands-on activity

*"All Summer" writing prompt revision; final draft (handwritten) due tomorrow


Friday, 26 September 2014

*Idiom of the week: "Hit the Roof"

*Sym/Syn Alien Encounter Pictures (students need to do 4 out of the 9 on the back of the sheet) due Monday!

*Subject/Predicate Practice

*4 Steps to answering an extended response question re: "All Summer" question - we will revise response on Monday in class


Thursday, 25 September 2014

*Analogies puzzle

*Subject and Predicate introduction and notes

*Margot and William character trait web created in class

*Homework: Answer question #3 on pg. 51 (From her behavior throughout the story, what do you predict Margot will say or do when she is let out of the closet?) in literature book about "All Summer in a Day." Write the answer in the writing section of your notebook; due tomorrow



Wednesday, 24 September 2014

*Logic puzzle (LA2) or Root word: Help Wanted activity (LA1,3)

*Preposition poster sharing (optional)

*Character traits discussion and creation of list divided into 3 categories: Positive, Negative, Neutral

*No Homework


Tuesday, 23 September 2014

*New root word: Sym/Syn = together

*Preposition poster work time; due tomorrow!


Monday, 22 September 2014 - Math MAP testing


Friday, 19 September 2014

*Figurative language pop quiz (open note!)

*"All Summer in a Day" plot diagram activity

*Preposition poster work time - due Wed. 9/23


Thursday, 18 September 2014

*Root word quiz: foli, manu, arch

*"All Summer" figurative language discussion, checked homework assignment

*Preposition Poster project introduced, partners assigned - tentative due date: Mon. 9/22


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

*Root word study time; quiz tomorrow

*Preposition practice

*Reread "All Summer" looking for 4 examples of figurative language to copy onto post-it notes - due tomorrow!

*LRC for book check out/silent reading


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

*Preposition practice

*Figurative Language Lesson: similes, metaphors, personification, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, alliteration

*Root word quiz Thurs!

*LRC for book check out/silent reading tomorrow


Monday, 15 September 2014

*Writing journal: outsiders

*Read "All Summer in a Day" and did questioning activity


*Root word study guide time; root word quiz Thursday!


Friday, 12 September 2014 (doing this day in advance since I will be out tomorrow!)

*Idiom of the day: "Hold Your Horses" and writing prompt

*Preposition practice pg. 12 in packet; pg 13-14 Ex. 1 & 2 are homework due Monday! 

*Root Word Quiz study guide sheets done in class; root word quiz on foli, manu, and arch will be next Thursday 9/18


Thursday, 11 September 2014

*September 11th remembrance and writing journal prompt

*Preposition practice pg. 9-11 done together in class

*"The Stone" open book comprehension quiz is homework, due tomorrow!


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

*Arch root word story

*Prepositions/Prepositional Phrases Intro.

*"The Stone" comic work time - final draft due tomorrow!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

*NWEA reading test

Monday, 8 September 2014

*New root word: arch= ruler

*Checked and reviewed "The Stone" plot diagram

*Comic Strip project assigned (see attached file at top of page); due Thursday!

*NWEA Reading test tomorrow!


Friday, 5 September 2014

*Manu root word activity

*Idiom of the week: "Miss the Boat"

*Plot diagram for "The Stone" - students need to complete for Monday if not finished in class


Thursday, 4 September 2014

*Four types of sentences worksheet

*Writing journal prompt: Would you like to stay the age you are now forever? Why or why not?

*"The Stone" vocabulary preview 

*Read "The Stone" in class

*Students who are participating in the 4WM assembly workshop tomorrow need to complete the plot diagram given to them for Monday

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

*4 Kinds of Sentences practice

*Manu activity

*"Just Once" open-book quiz - due tomorrow if not finished

*LRC book check out/silent reading time

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

*New root word: Manu = hands

*Checked 4 kinds of sentences homework

*"Just Once" plot diagram due tomorrow if not finished in class


Friday, 29 August 2014

*Idiom of the week: "Saved by the Bell"

*4 Types of Sentences activity

*Sentence practice; homework: "Head for the Woods" worksheet; due Tues.

*Read the story "Just Once" in literature book


Thursday, 28 August 2014

*Foli vocabulary activity

*Finished reading "Dragon Dragon"

*Completed plot diagram with partner on "Dragon Dragon"

*Finished types of sentences introduction

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

*Mad Libs

*Plot diagram for "Dogzilla" as a class

*Types of sentences (declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory) introduction and notes

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

*New root word introduction: foli=leaf

*Elements of plot introduction: character, setting, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution

*Finished "Me Collage" presentations


Monday, 25 August 2014

*"Me Collage" work time

*Began presenting Me Collages; due tomorrow!

*Distributed literature textbooks - jumbo book cover needed!


Friday, 22 August 2014

*Idiom of the week introduction and writing prompt: "On the Ball"

*Me Collage work time; due Tues. 8/26

*Signed LA policies and procedure contract was due today; Goal writing prompt was due today

Thursday, 21 August 2014

*Goals writing prompt - due tomorrow if not finished in class

*Classroom scavenger hunt

*Me Collage introduction - we'll start work on it tomorrow; it'll be due Tuesday, 8/26

*Signed contracts due tomorrow


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

*LRC Orientation


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

*Word puzzle

*LA Policies and Procedures- signed contract due Friday 8/22

*Sentence completions and learning style questionnaire - if not finished in class, due tomorrow

Monday, 18 August 2014


*Tour of Room

*Letters from 6th graders past

*Classmate Scavenger Hunt

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